Crafting artisanal chocolates with the finest ingredients
Von Geusau Chocolates was started in a beautiful cottage in Greyton, a fairy-tale village set in the heart of the Overberg. These humble beginnings were initiated by Richard von Geusau, formerly a frustrated city accountant, from his passion for good chocolate.
The creation of Richard's fine artisinal chocolates starts with the best of chocolate couvertures procured from a renowned Belgian supplier; the chocolate distinguishes itself by its high cocoa percentage, and absence of artificial flavours and vegetable fats. All the chocolates are meticulously made by hand, using only the finest, freshest and original ingredients – fresh farm cream, roasted nuts, exotic liqueurs, amongst others. Innovative spicy and aromatic chocolates are also part of the extensive range. The richness of the aromas, the subtlety of the fillings and the lushness of the covering will delight every taste bud. Personal service, attention to detail and presentation, care and perfection are emphasized in Richard’s chocolaterie.
This enterprise has captured the imagination of the public; the product has delighted many and the romanticism of all that surrounds the chocolaterie contributes to its success.
Many of the Cape’s leading hotels now purchase von Geusau chocolates.
On a recent chocolate pilgrimage to the United Kingdom and Belgium, Richard assimilated the latest in chocolate making trends and presentation. These innovations are now being introduced to the delectable range and are helping push this enterprise to new heights.
One of the interesting assignments undertaken recently was the creation of chocolate and wine combinations. Working with the masterful Waterford Winery winemaker, Kevin Arnold, Richard has developed an exciting range of chocolates that match well with wines. An example of such a combination is Cabernet with a Rock Salt dark chocolate, where each enhances the other –
a most special experience!